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Any ideas on how to shorten my stock on my shotgun

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by dc2integra, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    Well I have a mossberg 500 and I want it to be my primary HD gun but its too long so i was thinking of shortening the original stock any ideas?

  2. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    I had an m4 style stock but i got rid of it i want the simple look with the traditional stock
  3. Timjo1955


    Aug 25, 2004
    You might consider a Hogue OverMolded stock with 12" LOP. It replaced the cheap factory 14-14.25" LOP stock on my Remington 870. One caveat- I found the Hogue impossible to install myself. I could not find the screw heads so I had it installed by a gunsmith. I like the shorter stock and the butt pad absorbs recoil much better. There are also many adjustable stock options. :wavey:
  4. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

    Feb 19, 2006
    ^ That is a great stock. It was too short for me so I got rid of it.

    I cut the factory stock down to a 13" LOP, cut the extra rubber off the pad and wrapped it in black tape so it is slick. It's not cute but it was free.
  5. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

    Jan 16, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
  6. doktor doom

    doktor doom

    Aug 30, 2003
    charlotte, NC
    I had the same problem with my Mossy Persuader. I bought a wooden stock from Halvin Sales, and now it's like Goldilocks: just right. I also like the more traditional, less tacticool look of the wood.
  7. MJB


    Jul 28, 2008
    Treasure Coast FL
    Just take it to a smith. This is a simple job for them and add a recoil pad if you want.
  8. Toledo


    Feb 15, 2005
    Ober Der
    I had the same problem with my Moss 500. All I did was buy a youth-sized stock (I think from Natchez) and it works perfectly.
  9. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    Great minds think alike. I got the Bantam stock from Halvin, came with the factory recoil pad, which is good enough for me. If I was shooting 3.5" goose loads maybe I'd need a better pad, but for regualr buck and slugs, the factory one works fine.

    The Bantam has a smaller pistol grip which is better for me too. The regualr Mossberg stock has a Herman Munster size pistol grip, but the Bantam's is more like the 870, just right. If I cut down the standard stock, I'd still have the giant pistol grip.
  10. I'm just saying here, not arguing...............are you guys that replied here "midgets"????? Mossturds have a short length of pull IMHO as is, I cannot imagine shortening further unless it was for a small chick or a child.
  11. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    Keepin' it real!...Real dumb:rofl:

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  12. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    I got a real funny PM from dork. It's so funny that the TOS wouldn't allow me post it here. I can't imagine why:rofl:
  13. Dc2,

    Here is what I did to a Mossie 500 18 inch shotgun.

    It had a standard length stock. At a pawnshop I found a second stock, minus the recoil pad, for $15. I bought it as a concept stock.

    I also had a Pachmayr 'de-accelerator' recoil pad that had been given to me.

    So, using a shop band saw, level, and C clamps I fashioned a way to cut the stock down exactly on level. I used the level as a guide and C clamps to hold it so I could slide the stock down the guide to the band saw blade on the same level as the stock without a recoil pad.

    VERY slowly cut the stock down to almost the sling hole in the stock. Used a file to trim all excess plastic. Then screwed in the recoil pad and used a scribe to mark out the outline of the pad to be buffered down.

    Then used a sanding belt to take the recoil pad down to the same dimensions as the stock.

    And yes it’s on my Mossie now. I’ll try to photo it in a day or so.

    But the thing is this is my ‘Mark I’ test (first time I’ve done it) and I have ANOTHER Mossie 500 I intend on doing the same thing. It makes the 500 just one inch longer than an M1 Carbine (my favorite house gun.)